Chelsea are said to be “at work” for a deal that will see former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang switch Camp Nou for Stamford Bridge before the summer window slams shut.
What’s the word?
That is according to the ever-reliable super journalist that is Fabrizio Romano, who took to Twitter to issue the update surrounding Aubameyang’s future.
Taking to his personal Twitter page, Romano said:
“New important meeting scheduled on Tuesday for Pierre Aubameyang with Chelsea and Barcelona discussing on the structure of the deal. Still no full agreement but parties at work.
“Auba still waiting for clubs to agree on the fee — deal up to the two clubs now.”
“Important meeting scheduled”
The latest development surrounding 310-goal veteran Aubameyang bodes well for Tuchel and co, who will now feel confident in securing a deal for the Gambian international before the window slams shut in a few days time.
At the age of 33, Aubameyang finds himself as a victim of the arrival of Robert Lewandowski and the transition that Barcelona find themselves in.
With both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner rejoining their former clubs, 20-year-old Armando Broja remains the club’s only recognised striker, with Kai Havertz preferred as a makeshift forward.
Tuchel clearly feels as though he cannot rely on the youngster who bagged six goals in 32 Premier League appearances on-loan at Southampton last season.
And with the window slamming shut within the next few days, a deal for a proven striker who Tuchel has worked with before at Borussia Dortmund makes a lot of sense.
Aubameyang can lead the line as a recognised striker for Chelsea, whilst aiding the development of Broja.
He still has what it takes to thrive in the Premier League and can help out his old boss Tuchel in this time of need.
This is an astute move for all parties.